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Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor at the National Review, inferred in a Friday column that GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson is “more authentically African-American” than President Obama — apparently because the president is only half-black, and didn’t grow up poor and in the hood like Carson. Goldberg clearly thought he had a valid argument and brought it up in a discussion from a broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” The topic of the discussion was on Carson’s appeal and Jonah Goldberg had no issue taking it there.

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Presidential candidate Ben Carson has had his share of controversial statements that helped his appeal to the republican voters, but according to Jonah Goldberg that’s not all that voter’s find appealing about Carson, oh no, apparently it’s his more “authentic[ity]” nature as an African American; yeah, that’s got to be it! Goldberg goes off to say, “What’s remarkable is that at no point in this conversation did anyone call attention to the fact that Carson is an African-American,” Goldberg wrote. “Indeed, most analysis of Carson’s popularity from pundits focuses on his likable personality and his sincere Christian faith. But it’s intriguingly rare to hear people talk about the fact that he’s black.” So yeah, even if you say the “right things” as a Presidential candidate for your political party and arguably have the credentials to run for office it still somehow comes back to race.

Goldberg hits everyone with the “wait there’s more!” as he doesn’t stop his opinions there, he goes not one but two steps further to elaborate his comparisons on Ben Carson and President Obama:

In his autobiography, Obama writes at length about how he grew up outside the traditional African-American experience — in Hawaii and Indonesia — and how he consciously chose to adopt a black identity when he was in college.
Meanwhile, Carson grew up in Detroit, the son of a very poor, very hard-working single mother. His tale of rising from poverty to become the head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital is one of the most inspiring rags-to-riches stories of the last half-century. (Cuba Gooding Jr. played Carson in the movie about his life.) He was a towering figure in the black community in Baltimore and nationally — at least, until he became a Republican politician.
And that probably explains why his race seems to be such a non-issue for the media.
The New York Times is even reluctant to refer to him as a doctor. The Federalist reports that Jill Biden, who has a doctorate in education, is three times more likely to be referred to as “Dr.” in the Times as brain surgeon Carson. If the Times did that to a black Democrat, charges of racism would be thick in the air.

Yeah, Jonah Goldberg clearly believes this theory of his is not only rational and but true in it’s own right, what do you guys think on this?

Source: Eurweb